In the EU, Non-Targeted Expenditures in 2020 Amounted to 4 Billion Euros
The report notes that in most cases it is not about fraud, but about procedural errors. According to the Accounts Chamber, only six cases were referred to the European Anti-fraud Office Olaf. There were nine such cases in 2019.
Chairman of the European Court of Auditors Klaus-Heiner Lehne pointed to significant changes in EU finances amid the coronavirus pandemic. For the period from 2021 to 2027, additional expenditures are planned to support households and eliminate the negative consequences of the pandemic in the total amount of 1.8 billion, and this, according to him, requires even more effective measures to control spending.